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Michael Fabiano

Tenor

Biography

Michael Fabiano in action.
Oksana Volkova as Olga and Michael Fabiano as Lensky in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin © Photograph by Bill Cooper, ROH 2015

American tenor Michael Fabiano made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Lensky (Eugene Onegin), returning as Rodolfo (La bohème) and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto). In the 2018/19 Season he sings Faust (Faust).

Fabiano was born in New Jersey and studied at the University of Michigan School for Music, Theatre and Dance, on the apprentice scheme of Santa Fe Opera and at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia. He made his professional stage debut in 2007 at Klagenfurt State Theatre as Alfredo (La traviata) and has since sung for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Australia, Semperoper Dresden, Paris Opéra, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Comunale, Florence, Teatro Real, Madrid, Deutsche Oper Berlin, English National Opera and for Glyndebourne Festival and Aix-en-Provence Festival. His repertory includes Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Gennaro (Lucrezia Borgia), the title role in Poliuto, Jacopo Foscari (I due Foscari), Corrado (Il corsaro), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Duke of Mantua, the title role in Don Carlo, Don José (Carmen), Faust (Faust, and Mefistofele), Rodolfo (La bohème) and Christian (Cyrano de Bergerac).

Fabiano’s concert appearances include the world premiere of the Prologue to Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango (Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon), Missa solemnis (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), The Dream of Gerontius (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), Italian opera arias (Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival), Verdi’s Requiem (Oslo Philharmonic, Cologne, San Francisco Opera) and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Frankfurt Opera and throughout the USA. In 2014 Fabiano became the first person to receive the Beverly Sills Artist Award and the Richard Tucker Award in the same year. His other awards include Grand Prize at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Videos

News and features

Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's Faust on 26 March 2019

22 March 2019
Watch LIVE: Insights into The Royal Opera's <em>Faust</em> on 26 March 2019

Join the cast and creative team including Diana Damrau, Erwin Schrott and Michael Fabiano as they explore Gounod's supernatural opera.

Insights into The Royal Opera's new La bohème

30 August 2017
Insights into The Royal Opera's new <em>La bohème</em>

Join the cast and creative team of Richard Jones' hotly-anticipated new production as they explore one of the most romantic operas of all time.

Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

1 March 2016
Nominations announced for International Opera Awards 2016

Nominees include Kasper Holten, Anna Netrebko and Ermonela Jaho.

Photos

Michael Fabiano as Faust, Irina Lungu as Marguerite and Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès in Faust, The Royal Opera

Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès, Michael Fabiano as Faust and Irina Lungu as Marguerite in Faust, The Royal Opera

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Michael Fabiano as Faust in Faust, The Royal Opera

Michael Fabiano as Faust in Faust, The Royal Opera

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

NADIA KRASTEVA AS MADDALENA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

LUIS GOMES AS MATTEO BORSA, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Oksana Volkova as Olga and Michael Fabiano as Lensky in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

SOFIA FOMINA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DOMINIC SEDGWICK AS MARULLO, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Irina Lungu as Marguerite and Michael Fabiano as Faust in Faust, The Royal Opera

Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Eugene Onegin and Michael Fabiano as Lensky in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

Diana Montague as Madam Larina and Michael Fabiano as Lensky in Kasper Holten's Eugene Onegin

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA, NADIA KRASTEVA AS MADDALENDA, MICHAEL FABIANO AS DUKE OF MANTUA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

SOFIA FOMINA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

MICHAEL FABIANO AS DUKE OF MANTUA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

MICHAEL FABIANO AS DUKE OF MANTUA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO, SOFIA FOMIA AS GILDA in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18

ANDREA MASTRONI AS SPARAFUCILE, DIMITIRI PLATANIAS AS RIGOLETTO in Rigoletto The Royal Opera Season 2017/18